The Source – 8/3/2021

2021-2022 BPA Membership Theme: 
Go Beyond Your Limits 

The National Officer Team is excited to share the 2021-2022 BPA Membership Theme: Go Beyond Your Limits. This year’s theme was selected after discussion and review of submission from the 2021 National Leadership Conference Graphic Design Promotion finalists. The submission came from National BPA Secondary Division member Hoi Nei Hlaing, from Tulsa Tech – Jenks High School. 

As the National Officer Team finalizes their Program of Work, they will be exploring how they would like to reveal the Membership Theme’s artwork design for this year. More information regarding the reveal will come later this month. Stay tuned to the National BPA social media platforms for more information in the coming weeks.

Membership Registration System Announcement

In anticipation of the start of the 2021-2022 membership year which officially begins September 1st, 2021, the BPA online membership registration system will open on Monday, August 16th. Please remember to have your username and password accessible in order to enter your chapter’s online registration portal. You will be able to add new members, as well as import members from last year’s membership. You can access the membership registration system online at: https://register.bpa.org/. Video tutorials are available online at: https://members.bpa.org/help-center. 

National BPA to Participate in the 2021 MBA Conclave August 3-5

Business Professionals of America will be joining MBA Research to participate in the 2021 MBA Conclave Curriculum & Teaching Virtual Experience. This special-edition, power-packed conference will take place August 3-5 and include no cost for travel or registration as this one-time-only event will be offered completely virtual. BPA members and National Center staff will lead or participate in eight workshops during the Conclave.

The national MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is designed specifically for teachers and administrators of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Business Administration, including those who focus on:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing

The conference is designed to meet the needs of:

  • High School Teachers
  • Community/Technical College Faculty
    • (Special track for college faculty)
  • Supervisors and Directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Counselors interested in student opportunities
  • Teacher Educators
  • BPA, DECA, FBLA advisors

The goal of Conclave is to provide local teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies, including dialogue with leading educators and industry executives. 

To learn more about the MBA Conclave and to register, visit: https://www.mbaresearch.org/index.php/professional-development/conclave

WSAP Release Date: September 1, 2021

We are excited to launch the 2021-2022 WSAP Competitive Event Guidelines on September 1st! Currently in the final stages of preparation, all guidelines, manuals, etc., for the WSAP will be posted by September 1, 2021 to the WSAP Download Center in the BPA Member Gateway located at: https://members.bpa.org/download-center/.  

Coming Soon….

Mark your calendar for September 1, 2021 and be ready to download the new BPA Cares and Torch Award Handbooks. There will be updates and new program offerings, so be sure to review the handbooks for the latest information for the 2021-2022 membership year. Both handbooks will be made available for download on the BPA Member Gateway at members.bpa.org.